Leafs add 6-foot-4 Voros

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:33 PM ET

BOSTON — The Maple Leafs have added a 6-foot-4, NHL-proven big man in the system, but getting him to Toronto is proving too tricky at present.

The club acquired B.C.-born winger Aaron Voros from the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday morning, dispatching him to the Toronto Marlies, even though the Leafs are missing Colton Orr, Mike Brown and Colby Armstrong. General manager Brian Burke doesn’t think the 29-year-old would pass re-entry waivers at present.

“I would imagine at his salary (the last few weeks of a $1-million US deal), he would be attractive,” Burke said. “But we’re trying to sort out what to do with him. He’s an energetic player with size who can skate, but I also think there is a good chance someone will grab him.”

Voros was picked 229th overall in 2001 by New Jersey and spent time in the Minnesota, New York Ranger and Anaheim chains. He saw 12 games of NHL service with the Ducks this season, to bring him up to 162 NHL appearances.

The deal is for a seventh round pick, but only in Toronto re-signs him in 2011-12. So the Leafs are in a Catch-22 trying to bring him up to see what he can do.


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